Paul F. Widmer Jr. ORANGE – Paul Freeman Widmer Jr., 82, of Spencer Road, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born June 10, 1936, in Woodstock, he was the son of Grace L. (Morrill) and Paul F. Widmer Sr. Paul attended Woodstock Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army National Guard. On Aug. 29, 1964, he married Margo Joyce Ming in Washington. They first made their home in Washington, before moving to Middlesex and eventually settling in Orange. Margo passed away in October of 2017. Paul was employed by Sprague Electric, Jackson Dairy and Gallagher Lumber. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and birdwatching. Survivors include his children Scott Widmer and wife Tina, of Northfield, Tina Widmer, of Washington, Penny Widmer and partner Joshua Harless, of Graniteville, Beverly White and husband Brent, of Stowe, Steven Premont, of Barre, and Henry Premont, of Williamstown; his grandchildren Francis Skiffington Jr., Robin Skiffington, Michael Knowles, Natasha Hoskins, Aaron Oszajca, Jessica Oszajca, Craig Premont, Jade Premont and Kenneth Harless; his great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Maria, Trevor, Collyn and Adalynn; his siblings David Widmer and longtime companion Diana, of Barre, Thomas Widmer, of Island Pond, and Judith Harper, of Florida. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Margo Widmer; and his siblings Frederick, Patricia and Carol. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund, Woodridge Nursing Home, 142 Woodridge Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602. His family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Woodridge Nursing Home for the compassionate care that Paul received while a resident there.

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